Author: Daniel Clark

Profile: Daniel Clark is a writer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is the author and editor of a web publication called The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press, where he also publishes a seasonal sports digest as The College Football Czar.


October 19, 2012

Detail & The Donkey: Obama skates on specifics

Since Mitt Romney announced his tax plan, the media have demanded that he provide more detail. In particular, they want to know exactly which deductions he wants to eliminate while cutting the rates. That’s a perfectly reasonable question, but why …

October 3, 2012

Mitt’s Off: Stop conceding the character issue

You’ve surely heard by now that President Obama is really a nice guy. It isn’t true, of course, but you’ve surely heard it. That’s because Mitt Romney’s strategy, such as it is, has been to criticize Obama’s policies, while refusing …

September 20, 2012

Sandra Fluke’s America: War on women, by whom?

At the three-day abortion festival also known as the Democratic National Convention, that party’s celebrity victim du jour, Sandra Fluke, echoed the famous “Robert Bork’s America” speech that was once given by that founding member of Neanderthals For Choice, Ted …

August 26, 2012

Akin To Akin: The biologically ignorant Sen. Boxer

By now, practically everybody has condemned Missouri Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin for his bizarre claim that a natural defense mechanism prevents women from becoming pregnant as a result of rape. Because of that statement, previously endangered Democrat incumbent Claire …

August 18, 2012

The Wimp Factory: Dems mass-produce wussy nominees

For the second time in its mercifully soon-to-end existence, Newsweek has published a cover story suggesting that a presidential nominee should be concerned about “The Wimp Factor.” The first of these was a 1987 piece on George H.W. Bush. Perhaps …

August 4, 2012

You Didn’t Fil-A That: Chicken fight is only round one

Filed under: In The News,Liberalism, Marxism & Communism - 04 Aug 2012

Democrat mayors across America have evidently gotten the memo from party headquarters. If you own a business, it’s not nearly as much yours as you think it is. Your property only exists thanks to a collective effort, thereby rendering it …

July 9, 2012

General Welfare Fraud: Roberts creates a tax loophole

It’s fitting that the Supreme Court handed down its Obamacare ruling the same week that it threw out the “stolen valor” law against falsely claiming military decorations, because it has now enabled unconstitutional federal power grabs to go around masquerading …

June 29, 2012

An MSNBC Transcript of Lincoln’s Historic Speeches

“Four years ago our fathers proposition all men. Now we are engaged in testing whether so conceived. We are great on a resting place. It is altogether fitting that we do this. But men, living and dead, can never forget …

June 17, 2012

An Open Letter to Bottom Dollar Foods

Filed under: Potpourri - 17 Jun 2012

When Bottom Dollar Foods arrived in Pittsburgh, it immediately became my favorite grocery store. A discount supermarket that carries name brand items in addition to its store brands, it has also got reasonably-priced meats and excellent produce. Disappointingly, my shopping …

June 2, 2012

Neither Honest Nor Injun: Another liberal living a lie

Filed under: Myths & Lies - 02 Jun 2012

Massachusetts senate candidate Elizabeth Warren has been unable to substantiate her claim to being part Cherokee, a status she has apparently used to further her academic and professional careers. As if that weren’t enough, she plagiarized two recipes that she …

May 18, 2012

Pondering People Pills: Don’t think it can’t happen here

Filed under: Politics In General - 18 May 2012

According to the U.K. Daily Mail, customs officials in South Korea have confiscated about 17,000 Chinese “miracle cure” capsules, filled with the powdered flesh of aborted and stillborn babies. The existence of these pills was first uncovered last summer by …

May 4, 2012

Windy City Madman: Nuge meets Obama “truth squad”

Filed under: First Amendment,In The News - 04 May 2012

During the 2008 presidential campaign, candidate Barack Obama deployed so-called “truth squads” throughout the swing state of Missouri. Comprised mainly of prosecutors and high-ranking law enforcement personnel, these partisan watchdogs announced their intention to monitor private citizens’ political speech. Although …

April 20, 2012

Extended Terms: Libs stretch the letter of the law

One of the reasons why liberals think they’re so much smarter than the rest of us is their use of big words. Not big words like “sesquipedalian,” but more ordinary words that liberals have inflated in such a way as …

April 3, 2012

Outrage Outage: Why Solyndra fails to spark anger

After all the anger, rational and otherwise, that was directed at Enron after it went bankrupt several years ago, one might have expected Americans to be incensed by the failures of Solyndra and other federally-subsidized “renewable energy” companies. So why …

March 16, 2012

Only Human: When “person” is a subjective term

On February 23rd, the Virginia state legislature put off any action on its proposed “personhood bill” until next year, much to the relief of Republican strategists who want to steer clear of so-called “social issues.” These critics may have a …

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